COVID-19 Diary – week 4

My silly ramblings and musings and random thoughts that pop into my head over the course of our shared isolation. #AloneTogether

I honestly can’t believe this is week 4. It feels like it’s been a week, but then it feels like it’s been months.

This week was a low energy week for me. I ended up taking Thursday and Friday off to spend some actual time with the wife since it’s her Spring Break.

We’re behind the curve on the mask thing. We don’t really go out or see people much, so it hasn’t been an issue until we went grocery shopping. Fortunately I had a couple N95 masks in my box of painting supplies. Still, we’ve ordered some cloth bandannas and are going to try our luck at making some.

My dogs are a real joy in my life. I find myself just watching them and smiling more than I ever thought I would. I grew up a cat person. My first “real” dog (that I took care of … properly) was our Golden Retriever that died last year. She was a sweetie and I loved her; but not like I do these little Havanese pups. They’re like heartworms that have burrowed into my heart and infected me.

I almost made a stupid purchase last week. Thankfully some good sense shook me out of it.

One of the key takeaways I hope many people get from this whole ordeal is to look at what is truly important in life. Is it money? Is it profit? Is it work? I hope it’s living a happy life, spending time with friends and family, and doing things we’ve always wanted to do.

Trying to severely limit my social media intake. Some days are better than others. I’m filling the void with reading and video games. I upgraded my Xbox Live to their Ultimate Game Pass … so now we have access to a bunch of games to download. Some of them are great and will keep me busy for a while.

I also wish we had a second Nintendo Switch right now simply so I could have more time working on my Animal Crossing New Horizons house and character. The daughter is monopolizing it and has her own vision for our island. Ugh … kids.

I started reading “Antifragile” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I really gave it a try and got about 1/4 of the way through. But I just couldn’t get into it. Not sure if it’s more the writing style or the content. So I returned it to the library early.

I started reading “Four Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss. I’m only about 1/3 through, but what a mind-flip on the traditional 9-5 world we all live in now. I know I’m going to have to go back and digest parts of it again.

I miss you all. I miss traveling. I miss things feeling normal. Stop watching the President. Turn off the news. Put down your computers. Spend time reading, watching TV with your loved ones, play a game, work on a puzzle. Remember what makes you happy. Write. Go for a walk or a run. Most of all, wash your hands and keep your distance!